Topic: giving birth

‘We’d Like To Invite All Our Passengers In Labor To Go Ahead And Not Board This Flight.’

'We'd Like To Invite All Our Passengers In Labor To Go Ahead And Not Board This Flight.'

From time to time, women give birth in uncomfortable places: on the side of the road on the way to the hospital, for example. And sometimes, women give birth in places where none of the surrounding surfaces should come into contact with bare skin, such as the woman who delivered a baby this morning on a Southwest Airlines flight shortly after take-off. Wait…shortly after take-off? More »

You Should Look Your Worst After Having A Baby, Not Freshly Spray-Tanned

You Should Look Your Worst After Having A Baby, Not Freshly Spray-Tanned

When I went to the hospital to deliver my twins, I thought about this life-changing experience I was about to have. I stressed about whether or not we had everything we needed back at the house for them. I hoped that the birth would go smoothly. I did not worry about the state of my pubic hair.I did not bring make-up to the hospital. I think I brought a hairbrush, but I’m not sure because I was too busy having newborns to have that stand out in my memory. More »

The 8 Best Things You Will Do Immediately After Having a Baby

The 8 Best Things You Will Do Immediately After Having a Baby

Then, you finally give birth to your squirmy, slimy, adorable baby. That is a wonderful moment in and of itself, and as you start to recover from labor, you realize that the world is wonderful again. You can jump in the air with glee without hurting your back (after six weeks of healing)! You can roll over and sleep in any position you want! You can pound a glass of wine after you finish breast-feeding! Yes, life is good. More »

(UPDATED) Despite What My Doctors Told Me, I’ll Give Birth To My Daughter Today

(UPDATED) Despite What My Doctors Told Me, I'll Give Birth To My Daughter Today

When it was clear that we had no intentions of terminating the pregnancy, we got the consolation prize spiel (“children with Down Syndrome are loving, gentle souls…very unlike children with Autism.”) Ultimately, we were told not to expect much of our baby moving forward through infancy and childhood, and into adulthood. “She’ll probably never grow up to be more than a Wal-Mart greeter,” said the doctor. More »